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Do men and women recover differently from brain injuries?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on June 10, 2013

Traumatic brain injuries occur often to men and women, usually due to the negligence of someone else. Research has shown that men and women use their brains differently, and their brains are even structured differently. So does this mean that men and women recover differently from brain injuries?

There hasn’t been much research done to determine if men and women recover differently from brain injuries. But statistics show that more men receive traumatic brain injuries than women. This is most likely because men are involved in more risk-taking behaviors than women, and are usually the driver of fatal car accidents.

But during one traumatic brain injury study, men and women with mild to severe traumatic brain injury were compared on measures of cognitive skills typically affected by traumatic brain injuries.

Overall, the findings suggested that cognitive outcome after brain injury does not differ according to gender, with the possible exception of memory functioning. Women with a mild TBI scored significantly higher than men on a test of visual memory.

Other research has shown that even after a brain injury, women’s superior verbal fluency may falsely show their outcome to appear better than it actually is. So sometimes women might be discharged before sufficient recovery.

Traumatic brain injuries usually occur to men and women because of accidents that could have been prevented. If you or a loved one were the victim of a traumatic brain injury, you deserve justice for your emotional and physical trauma. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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